Oct 31, 2016
Giulia is a young Italian photographer who enjoys exploring and photographing the ever-changing landscapes in the mountains. Inspired by landscape artists like Ansel Adams and Mario Giacomelli, her images are frenetic, raw and intriguing, depicting harsh contrasts and blurry scenes, which emphasize the fierceness and wildness that is experience in the mountains.
Following we want to present a short interview that we had with Giulia:
am - First of all thank you very much for your contribution to our project. Can you please introduce yourself for us?
GZ- Thank you for the opportunity. I’m Giulia, 24 years old. I grew up in Bormio, a small town in the Italian Alps, and although I’ve been living in Bologna for five years, where I studied Literature and now I’m specializing in Oriental Cultures, I still keep in touch with those roots.
am - How did you start in photography?
GZ - I began with digital cameras, but as long as I remember film photography has always captured my imagination. When I started to follow my father in his mountain hikes I became curious about his cameras, and now I’m using one of those.
am - What inspires your work?
GZ- Misty landscapes, the ever-changing silence of the mountains and the vastness of spaces. I like the sceneries when nature is hidden.
am - Why do you prefer shooting in Black and White?
GZ - It’s a matter of habit, I always have more black and white film rolls around at home. Black and white fits better with the way I see my subjects in mind.
am - Who are your favourite photographers / artists?
GZ - I think Maya Deren is my favourite artist. Among photographers I’d say Ansel Adams and Mario Giacomelli.
am - When you are not taking pictures, what do you do?
GZ - I only take pictures once in a while, when there’s a lot of nature around, so when I’m in the city I do all the other usual things, like the long rides on my bike after a day studying or the walks with my dog.
am - If you could travel and stay in a place for one year, where would you choose to go?
GZ - Maybe Edinburgh or Prague.
am - What’s your favourite movie?
GZ - Stalker - Andrej Tarkovskij.
am - What are you reading at the moment?
GZ - Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks is the one on my bedside table at the moment.